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Meriden School Readiness by Mind Map: Meriden School
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Meriden School Readiness

What is School Readiness?

Please review the attached document created by the State Department of Education.

School Readines defined by the State Department of Education

Meriden is a priority district and currently receives $2,660,218 in funding, serving 400 children who are located throughout 10 child care sites within the City.  See the link for more information.

Meriden School Readiness Office

Please review the links and documents attached.

Jessica Stewart

The School Readiness office is located at 165 Miller Street, Meriden and you can contact the School Readiness Facilitator, Jessica Stewart at         203-630-4236 jstewart@ci.meriden.ct.us For more information about Jessica, see the file attached.

School Readiness Council

The School Readiness Council meets 3 times annually to talk about current funding and how to best meet the needs of the Early Care community in Meriden. For council minutes visit the link attached.

Current School Readines Programs

For more information about which program currently receive school readiness funding and what type of slots they have available, click on the file attached. Also, a link to the City of Meriden's website gives parents more information you can share as well.

Responsibilities of SR Funded Programs

School Readiness program must follow all State Department of Education guidelines.  See the nodes to the right for more clarification on program director responsibilities pertaining to the School Readiness grant. Program administrators are responsible for knowing and understanding: NAEYC accrediation DPH Child Care Licensing School Readiness Policies/Contract State Department of Education Documents School Readiness Monthly Report/Site Data Report Quarterly Budget Reports CT Charts A Course Teacher Registry PKIS CSRPPES Year End Report

School Readiness Monthly Reports

The program director, or administrator asigned, must complete a monthly report. Files attached.

Monthly Report

Site Data Report

Monthly Report Due Date Schedule

State Department of Education Documents

School Readiness Contract/Policies

Attahched is the School Readiness Contract which includes the current policies for funded programs.

NAEYC Accreditation

School Readiness programs must be NAEYC accredited. See attached policy.

Budget Reports

School Readiness programs are responsible for submitting quarterly budget reports on the ED114 form. The year end report must include the ED114 and a justification page.

Budget Report Due Date Schedule

ED114/Justification Document

Teacher Qualifications

All School Readiness teaching and administrative staff must registry with the CT Charts A Course Teacher registry within 30 days of employment and must keep the information related to individual qualifications up to date at all times. Link to CCAC registry and Teacher Qualification Document attached.   **Please note: The State Department of Education is now in the process of revising the Teacher Qualifications language due to legislative changes made during the 2011 session.  The attached document will be updated as soon as the School Readiness office has the new requirements.

DPH Child Care Licensing

Programs must maintain child care licensing regulations

CSRPPES Year End

This an annual report due July of each year reporting on the programs services for the previous fiscal years program (program runs July to June).

PKIS

PKIS is the Pre-K Information System. This system creates a SASID ID number for all children in state funded preschool slots.  As a provider you are responsible for entering all new children children into the system, and exiting children from you program roster as they leave. A note from your PKIS Consultant at the State Department of Education: Dear Pre-school providers, the pre-certification phase of the October 2011 PKIS data collection will begin on October 1.  If you have already updated your roster to reflect who will be there on the Oct. 1 snapshot date, then you merely need to Pre-certify at any time during the pre-certification period.  If you still have students to exit and students to enroll, please do so at your earliest convenience, then Pre-certify during this period.  Three quick items: 1.  Please remember that when you are enrolling a child, and you search for that child in PKIS under the Enroll Child function, if a match comes up with the same name and birthday, please Select that child and enroll her in your site.  95 times out of 100, it will be the child you wish to enroll.  2.  Please remember that, in order to keep a Private Pay or Care4Kids child in your PKIS roster, you must get a parent to sign the Parental Waiver form, available for download on the Help tab.  Keep the waiver in your files. 3. Please contact Marquelle Middleton with your questions. + marquelle.middleton@ct.gov ( 860-713-6809

School Readiness RFP for 2011-2013

School Readiness Provider Meetings

The School Readiness Facilitator holds meeting every other month: July, September, November, January, March and May.  Minutes are emailed after each meeting.  Minutes from the July and September meetings are attached.  The next meeting is schedule for: November 15, 2011 at 1 PM at the Meriden Health Department, lunch will be provided.

Staff Professional Development

School Readiness staff must meet many professional development requirements set forth by School Readiness, NAEYC and child care licensing. Staff Professional Development form attached as well as a list of Kaplan trainings that meet the requirements. If you have questions about Kaplan online learning opportunities please contact Jessica Stewart: 203-630-4236 jstewart@ci.meriden.ct.us

Assessment

As part of the quality components, programs are to assess children three times per year and plan for the individual needs of children enrolled in the program. Program are also responsible to ensure the State Department of Educations PCF and PAF are met within curriuclum and assessment used at programs.

Begin HERE!

Welcome to Meriden School Readiness. Please review all of the information within this mind map.  If you have any questions or would like to see new documents added please contact me. 203-630-4236 jstewart@ci.meriden.ct.us

Family Fee Determination

Families Fees must be determined at the time of enrollment, and then again in September and April of each fiscal year (fiscal year runs July 1, to June 30). Attached is the sliding fee scale for 2011-2012 and the School Readiness Policy on determining family fees. You will find a link to the State Department of Educations Program Operations detail on family fee and income for more clarification (PO 09-03) .

Full Day Fee Form

Use the attached form to determine parent fees. You will see that the document is in excel, and has 3 tabs at the bottom of the page. Page one is for child and parent information, page 2 is for income information, and page 3 is the sliding fee scale chart. The intent of this form is to make calculating family fees easy, faster, and with limited calculation errors.

Part Day Fee Form

Use the attached form to determine parent fees. You will see that the document is in excel, and has 3 tabs at the bottom of the page. Page one is for child and parent information, page 2 is for income information, and page 3 is the sliding fee scale chart. The intent of this form is to make calculating family fees easy, faster, and with limited calculation errors.

Extended Day Fee Form

Use the attached form to determine parent fees. You will see that the document is in excel, and has 3 tabs at the bottom of the page. Page one is for child and parent information, page 2 is for income information, and page 3 is the sliding fee scale chart. The intent of this form is to make calculating family fees easy, faster, and with limited calculation errors.